HawkEye 360 Plans to Harness GomSpace’s Proven Expertise in Small-satellite Radio and Antenna Technology for its Pathfinder Mission, Which is Scheduled for Launch and Testing in late 2017.
HawkEye 360 Inc., which is developing a radio frequency (RF) detection and mapping system using a constellation of small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), has selected GomSpace to provide the payload for its Pathfinder cluster satellite mission.
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GomSpace is providing flight-proven software-defined radio platforms and antenna to serve as the payload for HE360’s Pathfinder mission, which is scheduled for launch and testing in late 2017. By utilising GomSpace’s expertise and product line in small-satellite radio and antenna technology, HawkEye 360 is moving quickly to develop one of the world’s first privately funded space-based global wireless monitoring systems.
Space-based detection of RF signals will allow HawkEye 360 to locate and characterise difficult-to-visualise wireless spectrum information in a more accurate and efficient manner when compared to terrestrial detection and image analysis. By taking RF data and turning it into actionable information, HawkEye 360 will be able to give commercial enterprises and governments better knowledge to help make critical decisions.
“GomSpace has a strong, established set of small satellite components and payloads that have a proven space flight history and a record of technology innovation. Selecting GomSpace marks an important step forward in our development of the on-orbit capabilities that will be able to serve government and commercial customers.”
- Chris DeMay, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of HawkEye 360.